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Postdocs@UCSD Survey

The purpose of the Postdocs@UCSD Survey is to collect data to help us understand how postdocs feel about their training and work environment, as well as other issues that impact the climate at UC San Diego. It measures department and mentor effectiveness from the postdocs’ perspective and provides valuable data that will help us identify issues that needs addressing. 

Survey Highlights

  • 3rd annual survey was between August 12 and September 11, 2020Sun God at UCSD
  • Postdocs (Title codes 3252, 3253, 3254, 3255, and 3256) across campus, including General Campus, Health Sciences and Marine Sciences were invited to take the anonymous survey
  • 1,190 Postdocs were invited to take the survey
  • 317 (27%) responded


The survey has been statistically validated to measure 6 key dimensions concerning:

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  • Satisfaction with the University
  • Department Mission and Goals
  • Department Effectiveness
  • PI/Mentor Effectiveness
  • Postdoc Effectiveness & Satisfaction
  • Campus Climate


For additional information about this survey, please visit the Postdocs@UCSD website.